Memphis teachers praised for walking students home

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Teachers at one Memphis school are getting a lot of praise for something they do outside the classroom.

We were sent a photo of a teacher holding the hand of a student while walking a group of children home.

That teacher is Carl Schneider, a special education teacher at Whitney Achievement School, which is part of the Achievement School District.

We learned six teachers volunteer to walk students a quarter mile from the school.

We are told most of the students live in apartments that distance from the school, those who live farther are met by a family member or guardian.

About two hundred students take part in the walking program.

Chris Hill, a spokesperson for the ASD said, "We saw a need and it makes sense. We want to make sure the kids get home safely."

Hill said Schneider volunteers for the program because it allows him to bond with the students outside the classroom.

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